Tuscany has a long tradition of arts patronage and wine production, dating back to the Renaissance and beyond, and still very much alive in the area. It doesn’t come as a surprise then, that the two are now combined via a summer-long project that matches the most illustrious wine makers of the region with local and international galleries to display contemporary works of art.
Born from an idea of Luziah Hennessy and brought to life in collaboration with international artists and art institutions, 'The Art of the Treasure Hunt' is an itinerary of discovery that will allow visitors to get closer to wineries and find hidden works of art displayed within.
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The seven participating wineries are dotted throughout the Chianti region, and were selected for the superb quality of their wines (all bearing a Wine Spectator rating of between 90 and 98) and for the history behind them. They include Castello di Ama (already working closely with artists on site-specific installations), Colle Bereto and Castello di Volpaia in the north, and the Swiss-owned estate of Gagliole in the west. In the south of the region, participants include Castello di Brolio, Borgo San Felice and Felsina, a trio of prestigious vintners with fascinating histories and locations.